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Amazing views of the Universe, including images from telescopes at the Smithsonian Public Observatory at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC | @SIObservatory |
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Our Museum in Washington, DC is turning 40 on July 1, and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us in DC and online for an all-night 40th anniversary event and the official reopening of the Boeing #MilestonesofFlight Hall. #airandspace40


40th Birthday | National Air and Space Museum

from NASA

Hubble Sees a Smiling Lens

Hubble Sees A Smiling Lens | NASA


Hubble Sees A Smiling Lens

Meteors & Meteorites: Overview Vital Stats. Visit "A New Moon Rises" at the National Air and Space Museum to see beautiful and fantastic craters on the Moon!


Meteors & Meteorites - Overview | Planets - NASA Solar System Exploration

This image is just magnificent!!! Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this photo of the International Space Station as it passed in front of the Sun on March 20, 2015, right in the middle of a solar eclipse! What are the odds??


Double Partial Eclipse: The Moon And The ISS

from The California Institute of Technology

Explaining Saturn’s Great White Spots

Saturn's Great White Spots are storms that can encircle the planet. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


What are Saturn’s great white spots?

from NASA

New Exhibit Features LRO Imagery

Images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will be on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. beginning Feb. 26, 2016. The new exhibit displays the dramatic lunar landscapes captured by the LRO Camera (LROC).


New Exhibit Features LRO Imagery

from Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System

Exoplanets Exploration: Exoplanet Travel Bureau

Retro travel posters from NASA JPL's "Exoplanet Travel Bureau," based on real exoplanets discovered by Kepler. "Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company!"


Relax on Kepler-16b - Where your shadow always has company

Double transit! Skilled astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured the International Space Station flashing in front of the Sun during the hours-long Transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016.

2 Time Machine

The biggest sunspot in 25 years put on a glorious show of coronal loops as it rotated out of view. It may survive until it rotates back into view next week. This view from NASA's space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory combines two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.


SDO | Solar Dynamics Observatory

"Nultifarious Night Above The Lauder" taken in New Zealand by Petr Horálek. In this multifarious image, look for the Milky Way, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, a column of pale zodiacal light, green and red southern aurorae, and green lidar beams from NIWA that measure the ozone layer.


Nultifarious Night Above The Lauder